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Celebrity Style, Haute Couture

Fall 2008 Couture: C’lebs and fashion elite at Christian Dior

By Andrea Thatcher on July 1st, 2008

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Anna Wintour and Claudia Schiffer were on hand for the Christian Dior fall 2008 couture show at the start of Couture Fashion Week in Paris. Wintour wore a green and white print dress she recently also wore to a few menswear shows in Milan in June. Perhaps this repeat dressing is a reflection of the poor economic climate? Or perhaps it’s just a bad time to be flaunting ridiculous wealth from a PR standpoint. Schiffer wore a simple but elegant gray wrap around dress.

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Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2008: Christian Lacroix

By Andrea Thatcher on January 23rd, 2008

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The Christian Lacroix haute couture presentation in Paris yesterday was a study in mixing. Mixing patterns, mixing colors, mixing fabrics, mixing silhouettes – and mixing a drink to bring yourself down from the over-stimulation. Couture isn’t meant to be wearable, it’s true, but we did find the pieces grounded a bit more in reality, like the black ensemble and maroon gown above, the most beautiful. If you click through the jump, you’ll see examples of the more outlandish looks referred to – a sort of mish-mash of Lacroix staples like the gypsy and 18th century woman.

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Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2008: Christian Dior

By Andrea Thatcher on January 21st, 2008

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John Galliano’s spring haute couture collection for Christian Dior spoke volumes. Volume in taffeta and satin bunched, swagged, bustled and draped. And volume in bright, saturated, pastel and jewel-tone colors.

The collection was full of drama with oversized toppers that resembled objets d’art more than hats, painterly prints, paillettes and embroidery. Gone was the delicacy and old-fashioned femininity of Galliano’s fall collection. Instead of exaggerated waists, caricatures of silhouettes gone by, proportions were blown out in the opposite direction, ballooning away from the body with a structure belying the craftsmanship of the collection.

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